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Microsoft and Xbox One is taking a lot of heat for its online DRM. Microsoft may have done this as a cash grab but it does seem like, more and more, this DRM push is coming from the publishers. If this is true, and Sony will need DRM for publishers to put out games on the PS4, how could Sony's DRM look?

Let's look at what we do know. Sony has said the PS4 will not be always online and will not have an online DRM. So end of story, no DRM, we get used games and all is right with the world. Well as college football analyst Lee Corso would say, not so fast my friend! As we learned about early this year, Sony United States Patent Application US20130007892, Sony's technology would check a game disc's RFID tag, which is capable of remembering if that game had been linked to a different machine or account. This check is performed offline and before the game is played. So once a game is placed in a PS4, it is locked to that system and cannot be used in a different PS4.

If Sony has to have DRM in the PS4 because of the publishers, I would think this is how they plan on doing it. And if this is true will Sony have a system for used games at all? Any other ideas?

Hey, avatar buddy. *brofist*

Sony have had the chance to look at the massive shitstorm and back away, slowly. You can guarantee that any DRM will be less publicized and nowhere near as invasive. As for that Patent claim, aren't both MS and Sony guilty of being massive patent-hoarders? That was a while ago, before any speculation really started about publisher-backed DRM (it kicked off the discussion IIRC) and could have been a play earn some cash off of MS policy.

Although, imagine if Sony did hold some patent relating to the XBone DRM. Talk about having your cake and masturbating while slowly eating it and looking at the starving child in the eye too.

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#2  Edited By D43M0N

@troll93 said:

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Still a total horseshit price though; even though we're almost at the same price as the US, we're still getting a cut down version of it because half the advertised features simply won't be available or accessible in Australia.

See, I'm still on the fence. buy the time that the 360 ended, it had foxtel, abc, sbs (I think) and a couple of the free to airs right? They might completely fuck us over, or they might do decent by us,

I'm not going to gamble $600 on the off chance I can get to watch free-to-air channels slightly easier, now or five years into the lifecycle. If I had Foxtel, there's no guarantee that it'll work with it yet, nor am I going to screw around with proxys for Netflix when I can run a $20 HDMI cable into my TV and use a Chrome extension and get it that way. MS are advertising this as a home entertainment box, but in Australia it's going to end up being a gaming console, that's it. What they've shown games-wise is not enough to justify $600, sorry.

If I lived in the US and had cable, etc, I would be considering it. But currently? No fuckin' way.

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Still a total horseshit price though; even though we're almost at the same price as the US, we're still getting a cut down version of it because half the advertised features simply won't be available or accessible in Australia.

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So, how useful is the cable/TV stuff going to be for anyone who's not based in the US? As great as the Netflix implementation on the 360 now? When one of your main selling points potentially excludes roughly 95% of the worlds population, it's not exactly confidence building.

Also, what's the bet that Xbox Live stays subscription based and the ad-filled home screen is representative of what you see despite paying $60 a year?

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Wouldn't the obvious thing be for @Rorie to actually be the dog? Or at least the equivalent of Scrappy Doo.

edit: which Hannah Barbera character was the handsiest?

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I just bought and downloaded the game this morning (in Australia, which may have something to do with it?) and was able to download and unsuccessfully complete the Super Bike Boy track from RedLynx's Picks in Track Central.

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#7  Edited By D43M0N

@Donos: @Donos said:

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@D43M0N: I think you're overestimating the impact that the current reaction will have on sales. I can come up with plenty of examples of gamers crying about something, but those stories always seem to end in "well everyone bought it anyway." With Dark Souls in particular, I think the people who were going to buy it will buy it regardless of these issues, because there isn't really an alternative game. So go ahead, complain about problems. If they get fixed, great. If they don't get fixed, we'll all buy it anyways.

For my part, I'd actually prefer they just do a quick, simple port. I'm not playing Dark Souls for the graphics, I just want the gameplay and a stable framerate. I don't want to endanger this game's development by dumping time, money and expectations on it.

Usually I'd agree with you, but in the past those games have all been AAA titles (in marketing, not necessarily quality: Mass Effect 3, CoD:MW 2/3 et al). Dark Souls wasn't a huge seller to begin with from what I can find, especially in the west; it's a niche game, and as such Namco is already taking a fair risk. I think there'll be enough of a vocal minority to make them ask "why bother"; look at the two posters above me. "My high spec PC won't like this" and "fuck this" essentially. And that's from quotes that are taken out of context.

No amount of internet crying is going to stop a game from being developed, especially not a port with the main game already complete, especially especially not when a release date has already been announced. Once the game is out, I imagine Namco (or any company) would base decisions for future ports on the sales numbers, not what the internet has to say about it.

But that's basically what I've been saying for the last x posts? Namco have unrealistic sales expectations based on an internet petition, and will use Dark Souls as an example in the future to say fuck PC ports.

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@D43M0N: I think you're overestimating the impact that the current reaction will have on sales. I can come up with plenty of examples of gamers crying about something, but those stories always seem to end in "well everyone bought it anyway." With Dark Souls in particular, I think the people who were going to buy it will buy it regardless of these issues, because there isn't really an alternative game. So go ahead, complain about problems. If they get fixed, great. If they don't get fixed, we'll all buy it anyways.

For my part, I'd actually prefer they just do a quick, simple port. I'm not playing Dark Souls for the graphics, I just want the gameplay and a stable framerate. I don't want to endanger this game's development by dumping time, money and expectations on it.

Usually I'd agree with you, but in the past those games have all been AAA titles (in marketing, not necessarily quality: Mass Effect 3, CoD:MW 2/3 et al). Dark Souls wasn't a huge seller to begin with from what I can find, especially in the west; it's a niche game, and as such Namco is already taking a fair risk. I think there'll be enough of a vocal minority to make them ask "why bother"; look at the two posters above me. "My high spec PC won't like this" and "fuck this" essentially. And that's from quotes that are taken out of context.
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#9  Edited By D43M0N

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@Asinies: But my point is that being overly vocal at this point will cause pretty irreparable damage to their 'cause' so to speak. Of all the console exclusive games, why choose one from a publisher that has a history of shovelling utter shit onto the platform?

Most of your points are off, in my opinion. Why PC gamers chose Dark Souls? Because they/we want to play Dark Souls, not a different game. I'm not even going to try to argue with you about anything else you wrote... man, you write everything like your opinion is a fact, but it's not. Even if you are 100% sure about something it doesn't mean that you are right.

Shit dude, we're in here for discussion! Tell me if you think I'm talking shit, it's not a bad thing :P

And as much as I'd like to say that my opinion is all fiction, previous history and current developer attitudes don't point to Namco going "oh lol, we ballsed it up, guess we'll just take the loss of money rofl". If this product does poorly, which it most likely will given the reactionary attitude of PC gamers in conjunction with a fairly niche title AND Namco takes a loss, they're going to be blaming everyone except themselves. A publisher isn't going to come out and say "well we really should have added in the graphics options", they're going to say "Hey, you asked for a port, it didn't sell, so go fuck yourselves PC gamers"...along with which the attitude that the PC community is already having on what is largely conjecture is most likely going to result in companies taking less risk than before.

I won't go ahead and say it's fact, because stranger things have happened, but given the current state of things, I wouldn't expect it to go much differently. I hope it does, I really do, but it probably won't.

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#10  Edited By D43M0N

@Asinies: But my point is that being overly vocal at this point will cause pretty irreparable damage to their 'cause' so to speak. Of all the console exclusive games, why choose one from a publisher that has a history of shovelling utter shit onto the platform?